Set Texts A

Department of Theology and Religion, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

College of Arts and Law


Code 24796

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Pre-requisite modules None

Other pre-requisites None

Module description

This module affords students the opportunity of working in small group seminars with a member of academic staff on reading and interpreting a text or appropriate related set of texts. A range of texts (generally at least three) reflecting staff interests and the major disciplines within Theology and Religion will be offered each semester, and these might include biblical texts (potentially with supplementary seminars for students wishing to read these texts in their original languages), texts from the Qur’an and Hadith, the scriptures of other faiths, theological works, pieces of literature with theological resonance or even other non-literary cultural texts such as films and works of art. Students will be expected to read portions of the relevant texts each week before class sessions and to come prepared to engage with the seminar discussions.

Students MAY take this module along with Set Texts B.

Teaching and learning methods

The course will be delivered principally through seminars, which will afford students the opportunity of exploring aspects of this material in more detail through group discussion and interaction. WebCT will be used to support these teaching and learning activities where appropriate. This course will, as far as possible, adhere to the chief principles of the University’s current Learning and Teaching strategy.